The American Welding Society offers certification to the Certified Welding Inspector program (CWI) for those who are currently certified to the Welding Inspector or Senior Welding Inspector level of CSWIP. This program in not applicable to either the AWS Senior certified Welding Inspector (SCWI) program or the AWS Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) program.

To become certified, you must sign up and qualify to take the AWS CWI Part B Bridging exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, the CSWIP candidate will receive a certification as an AWS Certified Welding Inspector. It is the responsibility of the individual who receives certification from AWS to maintain its validity. For further Information, please refer to the QC1, Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors.

To qualify for examination registration, A CSWIP Part B Bridging Exam Application and the required supporting documentation must be submitted and approved. Applications with incomplete or missing information will be considered unqualified unless the missing documentation can be provided within two (2) week of being notified (via telephone or email) that their application is incomplete. If the applicant fails to meet the qualification criteria for the exam, the exam fee will be refunded minus a processing fee.

Please be advised that you will be notified within six weeks after your application has been submitted.

Because space is very limited at an exam site, the application submission deadline is six weeks prior to the scheduled exam date. Applications that do not meet this criteria will be assessed a $250 Fast Track fee to expedite the process and to accommodate the exam site requested.

Faxed applications are not accepted. We recommend that you use priority mail with tracking options when mailing your application. If you choose to mail your application via overnight delivery, please mail directly to:

American Welding Society
550 NW LeJeune Road
Miami, FL 33126

Please retain a copy of the application for your records. All checks and money orders are to be made payable to AWS. Test results will be released only if the application is complete and payment is received. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the AWS Certification Department at: (800) 443-9353, ext. 273. Our Certification Coordinators are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.

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